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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, October 29, 1998 5 Residents to "Fight Bac" *f a new public edu- Fight Bac!, Jef- residents will be- gly aware of an in- - bacteria-which r food, hands or in Jefferson County Lment has joined stry, government, groups to spread "BAC" is out there pped through some and storage Iounty Health De- to Fight the risk of food- a serious public Although the ex- foodborne illness the Cen- ~e Control and Pre- P estimates that as I0 deaths and be- and 33 million year are directly pathogens. time, food safety most food-re- reduced. Con- themselves .ilies from getting some basic rules at home. Health De- to be part of initiative," M.D. Physi- bacte- and cannot be ;can lead to serious gov- their food safety need to under- play an important the safety of the added. people to ways, the will raise about four steps can tak~ to keep acteria: hands, utensils hot soapy water food preparation, after preparing eggs or seafood to bacte- cleaner bleach and water antibacterial soap some added eat foods; never place cooked food "on an unwashed plate that previ- ously held raw meat, poultry, eggs or seafood. Cook- Cook food to the proper internal temperature (this varies for different cuts and types of meat and poultry) and checks with a food thermometer "Cook eggs until both the yolk and white are firm. Chill - Refrigerate or freeze perishables, prepared food and leftovers within two hours and make sure the refrigerator is set at no higher than 40 degrees F and that the freezer unit is set at 0 degrees F. To communicate these food Keep raw meat, seafood and 'ay from ready-to- safety basics, Jefferson County Health Department has joined with over 50 national organiza- tions as BAC Fighters' to bring the message of safe food handling to every town and local community. This means introducing citizens to BAC, the green, slimy creature which represents the invisible en- emy, namely foodborne bacteria "The BAC character puts a face on foodborne bacteria, which helps Americans remember that we have the power to control bacteria in our home kitchens," Earl D. Allara, M.D. Physician/Director said. Equally as important, Jeffer- son County Health Department will take part in this high-impact public education campaign to pro- mote food safety. "We hope this new food safety symbol will be- come as familiar and meaningful to Americans as the Food Guide Pyramid," Earl D. Allara said. A1- though stressing simple steps, the i food safety symbol covers the criti- cal points in everyday safe food Would You Trust Your Family's handling. The Jefferson County Health Medications To Just Anybody? Department's campaign is part of a nationwide food safety education effort spearheaded by the Partner- ~-'~J'~.~. ~. o-~-- ---~" STUCK & ship for Food Safety Education, a unique public-private partnership "IJY ," ALGER committed to reducing foodborne j~ t PHARMACY, INC. illness through ongoing education about safe food handling prac- ]~ ~:~d ./: 114 W. Washington St. tices. . Charles Town 725-2621 Give the United Way Al ,f/ HellaS: / Menday- Frld|y ( It 8:301LM.te7:OOP.M. ]/ Saturday e:3o ILM. te 5:00 PJW. -,- lP I I DELIVERY Candidate for Experience as commissioner and commission president Experience as business owner and manager Graduate degree in management and economics Native of the Shepherdstown area; locally educated Committed to Jefferson County's heritage and promise In a six-year term, a commissioner deals with tomorrow's issues as well as today's. Jim appreciates and understands the diverse views of Jefferson County citizens. He brings a background in finding and evaluating facts and applies it with a sincere interest in the future of Jefferson County to reach realistic decisions dealing with people and resources. keep experience and PAID FOR BY THE CANDIDATE e W 'ough thi :h he viI ~well as~ not fo~ age of i le moun pture wit Mrs. W. ! oman,~ waist 0~ id. 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